Friday, April 29, 2011

Stampin' Addicts Summer Mini Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Summer Mini Blog Hop! Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy a sneak peek of the Summer mini catalog, releasing on May 1.

If you have been following the blog hop in order, you have just come from Jennifer's blog featuring the single stamp set Sail Away. Didn't she do an amazing job with a single stamp?

I totally love travel stamp sets and coordinated accessories, and this mini has some beautiful options! Today I will share some projects using the stamp set Travel Log. Road trip! First, a bon voyage card.

This card served double-duty, as it was also my card for Paula's Summer mini card swap over at Stampin' Addicts. I created my own suitcase by rounding the corners and embossing with the Square Lattice embossing folder. The Bon Voyage sentiment was printed with My Digital Studio. Although faint, I used an embossing plate to texturize the background as well.

Stamps: Travel Log; Paper: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Nautical Expedition DSP; Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy; Accessories: Early Espresso baker's twine, Eyelet, Word Window punch, Small Oval punch, Large Oval punch, Corner Rounder punch, My Digital Studio sentiment (Bradley Hand ITC), Circle Scissors Plus, 3-1/2" Circle die, Square Lattice embossing folder, Perfect Details Texturz Plate, Big Shot, Sewing machine, Thread.

Travel Log is a perfect scrapbooking stamp set. Here is a page of the weekend trip we took to Ducktown, TN for hubby's 100-mile mountain bike race.

We looked around the Ocoee River, site of the 1996 Olympics canoe, kayak, and slalom events, while we waited for him to finish. You can see DH didn't feel so peppy when he was done. Little Missy is gonna drive tired Papa back home. :)

Stamps: Travel Log; Paper: Pacific Point, Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand, Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla, Nautical Expedition DSP; Ink: Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand, Melon Mambo, Versamark; Accessories: Clear embossing powder, Early Espresso baker's twine, Scallop Square punch, Tasteful Trim, Big Shot.

And hopefully this project isn't too much of a stretch. This set seems to lend itself to masculine color palettes, but I wanted to create a more feminine and colorful travel journal.

I kept the front free of bulky accessories, while still adding layers. I used "supporting" stamps in this set to create tabs and a cute border on the inside page.

Stamps: Travel Log; Paper: Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, Beyond the Garden DSP; Ink: Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, Stampin' Write markers; Accessories: Scallop Trim punch, Curly Label punch, Decorative Label punch, On Board chipboard sheets, Bind-It-All.

If you aren't yet a member of Stampin' Addicts, you can sign up here. Make sure you check out the next stop to see what Cheryl put together using the Best Dad Ever. She's made some amazing projects.

The complete blog hop listing:
1. Holly P (hollylogic): Blossom Bouquet triple layer punch
2. Holly K (catrules): Hello Blossoms
3. Allison (alliohran): Nautical Expedition DSP
4. Carmen: The Open Sea
5. Sarah (willsygirl): Pretty Postage
6. Jennifer (SunfowerStamper): Sail Away
7. Heidi (hlw966): Travel Log
8. Cheryl (lovetostampandscrap): Best Dad Ever
9. Adriana (escape2stamp): Proud Peacock
10. Debra (WebDeb): On the Grow
11. Rhonda (rhondag): Sunny Fun
12. Sara (lilyinkpad): Summer Splash
13. Tanya (tanya27): Recess
14. Yapha: Builder Wheels
15. [intentionally left blank]
16. Lisa (genesis): Fabulous Florets
17. Barbara (cre8tivestamper): Beyond the Garden DSP
18. Betty (kittystamp): Embossing Powders
19. Cindy (CindyE): Flower Garden embossing folder
20. Twila (tjdstampsalot): Touch of Kindness
21. Mickey (MickeyRoberts): Happy Greetings
22. Kim (s1itcher46): Strength and Hope

Thanks for stopping by!


Brenda Hugar said...

Love all your projects, but I really liked your travel journal. So bright and cheerful!

Lolis said...

Your projects are great! My favorite is the Page layout. Great job with the stamp! I love how you made a more femenine project just by changing the colors!

Lolis said...

AWWW!! I went back to look at your layout(which I intend to use for my son's trip to NY) and I just noticed the date! I have that stamp, but I have never used it, I also have the DP hopefully I still have some left! just became your follower!

Yapha said...

I love that first card with the punch art suitcase! So happy to have one in real life! The travel journal is fantastic as well! Great projects!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

How fun is all this?!?! Love that travel journal--and of course I'm crazy for your punch art suit case, Heidi!

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

You did a great job with all your projects. Great idea for the travel journal! This set is really growing on me.

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Very cool! I love all of them!! Your album is a different idea and I just LOVE it!!

Allison said...

I love your projects! I think the card--with the little suitcase--is my favorite.

Jo said...

Love all the travel themes! Very cute!

Bandon, Oregon said...

oh my goodness!! Wonderful projects and ideas... just LOVE them... Thanks for ideas and for sharing...

Sunflower Stamper said...

Great job Heidi! Really like that suitcase card!!

Lisa Young said...

Oh Heidi you totally rocked this set. I love the scrapbook page - I can't imagine riding a bike 100 miles!! And aren't you the clever one creating your own suitcase!

michele said...

Love these cards.. the suitcase could be so versitale

lisa808 said...

Cute 'luggage' idea.

nancy littrell said...

I esp. like your travel journal. Very creative and colorful. TFS

Susan said...

Love your travel journal...very cool!
thanks for sharing,

Betty said...

Your little suitcase is adorable! I like how you tied the pink into the scrapbook page and yet it still is a very "guy" page. And using the non traditional colors for the journal is wonderful!

Adriana Benitez said...

Love the little suitcase and the travel journal. so glad you included a sb page, too - that's the first thing I thought when i saw this set!

Kim said...

What great projects for this set! I love the scrap page!

RedGem said...

I really love all your projects, especially the travel journal. It will be a good gift idea for my traveling friends.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

these are both so adorable, love them

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Nontraditional colors does work for me! That journal is fabulous!

Shar W said...

Love your projects! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

PaperFairyKris said...

Love your travel journal. I think it's really cute with the bright colors. The suitcase on your first card is really cute too!

Anonymous said...

great ideas for this time of year--for scrapbooking trips or wishing someone a safe trip!
linda patti

Mickey Roberts said...

What a great way to showcase the versatility of this stamp set! Love the scrapbook page layout.

Jen Timko said...

Clever as always! Love the scrapbook page and your little suitcase!

Twila said...

Great projects, love the mini scrapbook idea!

Barbara Welch said...

I love all of your projects, I just ordered this set and can't wait to play.

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Wow Heidi! Amazing work!! I love your travel journal, page and your little punch are luggage is too cute!!!

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